Moroni’s Quest

Moroni’s Quest

 

 Sorry this is all the info I have on this activity

Here are some links to other thing about A Moroni’s Quest, I never did find a script though… sorry

http://www.lds.org/church/news/moronis-quest-2013?lang=eng&country=ca

 

Here is an email I got:

. Attached here is a script from Cardston and another script from Calgary South Stake. The South Stake is the most recent Quest I was personally involved in and so it has some “improvements” so to speak. I have additional Moroni’s Quest files I will send to you as well. 

I also have two other Youth Conferences that were created by me and have been done very successfully by stakes here in Canada. Both originally done in the Calgary Alberta Stake but since done elsewhere. I will forward you the most recent files that I have that also contain “improvements” that enhance the experience. These events all have a similar format and style but deal with different material.

The very first one I created was Moroni’s Quest followed by “Legacy” the Joesph Smith Encampment which is a Quest type of event around the life of the Prophet and finally “West To Zion” which is really an adaptation of the Pioneer Trek but is less focused in the “trek” itself and more focused on historical experiences and re-enactments associated with this part of Church history. Would you be interested in these as well?


 

This is the summary of one sister who did it in their ward (LONG)

I’ve been reading the posts regarding Moroni’s Quest and thought I’d let those interested know in greater detail what it’s all about. To warn you all reading this, it’s going to be a long message because there is so much information to go through. Our stake has done it 3 times now (every 3 years) and it is absolutely amazing. Having participated in both Quest and Trek, I would say that if you want to invest the time and money into something this big, go with Quest. In my opinion, it is by far a more spiritual experience.

To warn all those who are interested in doing this, it is a HUGE amount of work for many people. However the payoff is well worth the effort as testimonies are strengthened, and a greater knowledge and understanding of the Book of Mormon occurs in all the youth and
adults that participate.

I do have a script for this, but it is 44 pages long, so I will try to summarize it as best I can. Fortunately, most of the script is taken directly from the Book of Mormon, so if you know what scriptures were used, you can go from there. More about that later.

Quest is 3 1/2 days long. Our stake does it in a forested camping area. We arrive in the morning a few miles away from our camping area. The youth are put into tribes of about 12-15. Everyone is dressed in costume of what we think was worn at that time.

There are about 15 tribes, some are led by individuals, some are married couples. Each tribe leader has been prayerfully selected by the stake leaders a year before Quest begins. The tribe leaders need that much time to prepare. Our stake leaders also fast and pray about
which youth are assigned to each particular tribe. The tribe leaders meet once a month for 6 months for instruction by the leaders. Each tribe leader comes up with a name for their tribe and makes a flag that is carried by the tribe. The tribe leaders play one of the
biggest roles since they are responsible for holding the discussions with the youth after each Book of Mormon re-enactment.

There are several firesides held by the stake to prepare the youth and their parents. The first is in September to get them excited about going. They are given a challenge to read the entire Book of Mormon by the time Quest arrives. They show a video about Quest from the last time it was done with youth in it talking about what a good experience it was. Another fireside they are introduced to the different tribe leader who come in costume with their flags. There is also a wrap-up fireside held a couple months after Quest where they show the Quest video and share some remarks by youth and leaders. Youth of all ages and their parents come. While Quest is only for those aged 14-18, it is something the stake wants younger youth to get excited about too.

When the youth arrive in their tribes, they are given a Liahona and a necklace made of leather with plastic beads the color of their tribe on it. The Liahona is a booklet with a picture of the Liahona on it and their name, tribe color, and tribe name. Inside the booklet is a welcome message, Quest goals, instructions on listening to the re-enactments and discussions, an outline of events, concluding remarks and wishes, music they will sing and blank pages to use as a journal or for signatures.

The youth spend some time at the beginning exchanging their beads with members from other tribes trying to get a bead of each color. Then they gather in their tribes for a welcome/prayer/instructions. After this, prophets come by warning them of the destruction of Jerusalem if they don’t repent.

Re-enactment #1
1 Nephi 1:1-5, 1,8,18,20

Discussion #1
Set stage for B of M/get to know your group/decide names (each participant is encouraged to come up with a name that sounds as though it came from B of M times)

Re-enactment #2
1 Nephi 2

Each group builds a travois and packs their bags on it and starts to travel

Re-enactment #3
1 Nephi 3:2-7

Discussion #2
1 Nephi 3&4

Re-enactment #4
Sons return, introduce Zoram, show brass plates and sword of Laban.  Sit and read scriptures.

Everyone continues on journey

Re-enactment #5
1 Nephi 8:2-28

Discussion #3
1 Nephi 8, 11:21-36, 15:21-36

Re-enactment #6
1 Nephi 16:9-12

Continue to travel, Nephi walks from group to group showing the Liahona.

Tailgate Party – along the way (just before lunch) groups encounter a tailgate party. There is a BBQ going ,stake leaders are drinking pop, listening to music, laughing, enticing youth to get off the trail  (ie. Large and spacious building) Bingo daub any youth that get off the trail.

Re-enactment #7
1 Nephi 16:18-21, 23-32

Discussion #4
1Nephi 16

Eat lunch during this discussion

-Continue travel

Location: 4th Stop (Pond)

Re-enactment #8
1 Nephi 17:7-11, 16-18, 52-54
1 Nephi 18:1-3

Discussion 5
1 Nephi 17 (especially 45)

Re-enactment #8b
1 Nephi 18:4-6

-The youth participate in raft races across the pond
-Continue travel and arrive at the promised land (campsite)
– camp set-up by wards and leaders (all youth stay with their wards at night, not their tribes)
– supper by wards

Re-enactment #9
1 Nephi 18:23-25,
(Laman and Lemuel)2 Nephi 1:17-23,
(Jacob) 2 Nephi 2:1,2,11, 16, 25, 27
(Joseph) 2 Nephi 3:1-4
(Sam) 2 Nephi 4:11
2 Nephi 4:12,13
2 Nephi 5:1,2,5-7

Discussion #6
2 Nephi and take time for youth to write in their journals

Activity – travois races and circle games

Fireside and campfire by wards

DAY 2

Re-enactment #10
Jacob 1:1-10, 12, 15-19

Discussion 7
Jacob 2-4, 6

Re-enactment 11
Enos 1-8

Discussion #8
Enos

Activity – 1st war, Lamanites attack Nephite, Nephites win
The youth are given swords an sheilds made of styrofoam with the Lamanites being red and Nephites white, then they have a battle

Discussion 9
Wars/Feelings: right vs. wrong

Re-enactment #12
Mosiah 1:9-11, 15

Activity – all the youth meet together with their wards to build a tower. King Benjamin comes around and judges which is the best, for him to use. The youth love to do this.

Re-enactment 13
Mosiah 2:9-11, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22 ,29, 30, 32, 41
Mosiah 3:1-3, 5-12
Mosiah 4:10, 26, 27, 29, 30
Mosiah 5:1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 15
Mosiah 6:1-3

Discusison 10
-Journal writing and any questions about King Benjamin’s speech
-Personal covenant page given to youth by tribe leader

Re-enactment 14
Hand out monster cookies in a basket to discusison leaders. They show them to the youth but do not eat. Groups form into a large semi-circle. King Noah enters, richly dresses with a crown, followed everywhere by two guards. Alma and 3 other wicked priests also enter,
dressed elaborately. King Noah parades around circle and makes his demands
Mosiah 11 (summarized)
Mosiah 17:7-10, 15-19

Discusison 11
Mosiah 11-17
At the end of discussion hand out monster cookies

LUNCH

Re-enctment#15
Mosiah 18:1-3, 5, 8-11, 17, 19-22, 32-34

Discussion 12
Mosiah 18-27

Re-enactment 16a
Mosiah 28:1, 3, 5, -7

Re-enactment 16b
Alma 14:1-5, 8-15, 17, 22-28

Discussion 13
Mosiah 28, Alma 14

Re-enactment 17
Alma 17:20-22, 25-26, verses 27-38 acted out without speaking
Alma 18:1,2, 8-11, 13, 14, 16-18, 22-24, 34-36, 41
Alma 18:42, 43
Alma 19:1, 2, 4-19, 22, 23, 28,-31

Discussion 14
Alma 17-19

Re-enactment 18
Alma 17:1-3
Four sons report their missions, each missionary takes 3-4 tribes and speaks to them in their own words
Alma 26:11-12

Re-enactment 18b – Four Sons and Alma the Younger sing “O that I were
an Angel”

Discussion 15
Alma 17-26

Re-enactment 19
Amalikiah and Captain Moroni (summarized) Moroni makes his flag, each tribe gives him a piece of their flag

Discussion 16
Alma 46&48

Re-enactment 20
Alma 56:2,3,5
Alma 53:19-21
Alma 56:44, 47
Alma 57:56
Alma 58:41

Discussion 17
Alma 56-58

SUPPER

Activity – Social and Craft evening
Fireside and campfire by wards

DAY 3

During breakfast Samuel the Lamanite wanders through camp telling the people to repent

Re-enactment 21
Samuel the Lamanite appears on one of the towers
Helaman 13:5-8, 22, 29, 38-39
Helaman 14:2-9

Discussion 18
Helaman 13-16

Re-enactment 22
3 Nephi 1:4-15, 21, 23

Discusison 19
3 Nephi 1-7 & give instructions on what will happen next

Re-enactment 23
All the youth are gathered together in one big group and blinfolded.
Tribe leaders tell you “some of you may not make it through the next part of Nephites history” “Do not remove your blindfolds until told”
3 Nephi 8:4-5

Destruction noises. Narrator speaks over noise. As destruction is going on the discussion leaders and other leaders form a circle around the youth. A few leaders mix the youth up by moving them around. One person from each discussion group is taken off to the side and told they did not make it through the destruction.

3 Nephi 8:6-10, 12-14, 17, 19-20

Complete silence for a couple of minutes
3 Nephi 10:6-7
Silence for another 30 seconds
Discussion leaders begin to call out for their youth by name and try to gather the group together. Even though they call, the name of the one missing youth does not return. Blindfolds come off and they discuss how it felt to lose a member of their tribe. Missing youth returns, great rejoicing.

Re-enactment 24
3 Nephi 11:7
Jesus appears at a distance (our stake president portrayed Jesus)
3 Nephi 11:10-11
All kneel
3Nephi 11:14
All come and touch Christ
3 Nephi 11:18, 20-21
12 disciples of Christ are called during this time (12 righteous YM from our stake portrayed them)
3 Nephi 11:22-26, 28-29, 31-33, 39, 41
3 Nephi 12:1, 2-12, 14-16, 19, 27-30, 34, 35 , 43-45
3 Nephi 13:3-4, 6, 16-21, 24, 33
3 Nephi 14:1, 2, 7, 8, 12, 24-27
3 Nepi 15:9
3 Nephi 18:18-22, 24, 28, 29
3 Nephi 17:1-3
Christ walks away

Quiet time – youth write in journals

-Sunday school
12 disciple teach a 15 minute lesson on a gospel topic

LUNCH

Sacrament and testimony meeting
– disciples bless and pass the sacrament

Quiet time
– youth write testimony on metal plates and these are given to the bishops to keep as a reminder.

SUPPER

Sunday night Fireside

Fireside and campfire by wards

DAY 4

Re-enactment 25
Mormon 1:2-4, 6, 15-17
Mormon 2:1-2
Mormon 3:9
Mormon 4:17-18
Mormon 6:6-7

Activity – final war on the Hill of Cumorah

Re-enactment 26
Mormon 6:17, 22
Mormon 7:9
Mormon 8:3-5
Moroni 10:3-5

Discussion 20
Mormon 8-10

Re-enactment 27
Joseph Smith takes the plates out of the ground along with the Liahona and the sword of Laban

Closing Prayer

OK, I’m sick of typing, and if you made it this far, you’re probably sick of reading, but there are a few more things. All the re-enactment speaking parts were previously recorded and burned onto a CD. The stake took the speaking parts very seriously and chose people
with good voices to participate in this. Some of the speaking parts were done by the actors, but not many, as it is too difficult to hear without it being broadcast over speakers. Some of the scriptures were not entirely read out, or summarized, but they stuck to them very
closely for the most part. There was also a lot of music mixed in with the speaking parts. There was a particular music theme that let everyone know when a re-enactment was about to begin, and when a discussion should begin and end.

Discussions were usually about 15 minutes. You can see there were lots of them, especially the second day. Tribe leaders gave objects to add to our necklaces or paste into our B of M as reminders of different discussions.

There were specific people called to do most of the food preparation, so the youth were all fed well. The wards had to do some of it, but it was mostly ready to go.